New Online Study Opportunity!

November, 2022

The Affective Neuroscience and Development Lab is excited to offer a new online study opportunity! We are currently recruiting participants ages 7-22 years old. For more information, check out this page, and sign up here!

Undergraduate RA Positions Starting Fall 2022

August, 2022

The Affective Neuroscience and Development Lab anticipates open undergraduate research assistant positions for Fall 2022. We welcome students seeking class credit or a work-study. If you're interested, please complete this survey and we will get back to you to discuss your fit with the lab. Thank you!

Postdoctoral Position Starting Summer 2022

February, 2022

We at the Affective Neuroscience and Development Lab anticipate an open postdoctoral position starting in Summer 2022, contributing to a new NIH-funded project focused on identifying the interrelationships between pubertal development, brain development, and psychological functioning/well-being. If you’re interested or have questions after reading the official linked ad, please email a statement of interest + CV to

Congratulations, Erik!

February, 2021

The ANDLab would like to congratulate lab alum Erik Nook, who has accepted an Assistant Professorship in the Psychology Department at Princeton University! Erik will be starting at Princeton in 2022 following a yearlong postdoc at Yale. Congratulations, Erik; we are so proud of you!


August, 2020

The ANDLab would like to congratulate Arpi Youssoufian and Kat Kabotyanski as they leave the lab and embark on new journeys! Arpi will be working towards her JD at Brooklyn Law School, and Kat will be starting an MD-PhD program at Baylor College of Medicine. We are so proud of both Arpi and Kat, and we can't wait to see where they go next!


June, 2020

ANDL postdoc Jessie Schwab will be joining the Harvard College Writing Program as a Preceptor. We are so proud of Jessie's accomplishments and excited to see her take on this new role. Congratulations, Jessie!

Congratulations, 2020 Graduates!

June, 2020

Congratulations to our undergraduate research assistants who are graduating from Harvard College in the Class of 2020: Hayoung Ahn and Laura Cegarra!

Leah Somerville and Graham Baum Awarded HBI Bipolar Disorder Seed Grant

June, 2020

Professor Leah Somerville and postdoctoral fellow Graham Baum have been awarded the Harvard Brain Science Initiative’s Bipolar Disorder Seed Grant, which supports innovative research focused taking a basic approach to understanding the foundational mechanisms of psychopathology including bipolar disorder. Their work will use neuroimaging to study the development of brain networks underlying executive functioning, with the aim of informing sources of variability in the processes that could underpin cognitive symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Congratulations, Dr. Nook!

June, 2020

Erik Nook, a graduate student in the lab, successfully defended his dissertation! He will receive his PhD following his clinical internship. We are so proud of your accomplishments, Dr. Nook, and can't wait to see where you go next!

Spring 2020 celebrations

April, 2020

There are lots of lab accomplishments to celebrate as of late!

Katherine Grisanzio, second year PhD student in the lab, was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support her graduate studies!

Jessica Schwab and Natasha Parikh, College Fellow/Postdocs in the lab, both earned Certificates of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching in recognition of their excellence in undergraduate instruction!